SUGi
Belgium

Anderlecht, Brussels

Unity Forest

Bringing 3 schools together in Anderlecht

Land Forest
Miyawaki Method
School
Community

Unity Forest is an initiative by the horticultural department of the Institut Redouté Peiffer in Anderlecht, just outside of Brussels. 2,800 Sq m of open land will be transformed into a dense, biodiverse forest in collaboration with two other local schools: Lycée Soeur Emmanuelle & École Raymond Van Belle.

The project will bring together teachers and students in Anderlecht and make each step of creation a shared, educational experience. The pupils and teachers will be trained in the Miyawaki method. The four main parts of the teaching programme will consist of: the study of the soil, preparation of the soil, native species research and planting. Unity Forest will engage and challenge the mind, encourage dialogue across different schools and age groups, and strengthen community bonds.

Unity Forest will nourish the spirit too, offering a space to immerse oneself in nature, to observe the seasonal changes of the trees and also watch the transformation of this biodiversity desert into a flourishing urban forest.

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2,800

SQUARE METRES

8,400

TREES

21

NATIVE SPECIES

Forest Partner

The area of the new Miyawaki Forest
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SUGi Forest Maker Nicolas de Brabandère, taking soil samples in order to plan and prepare for the future planting.
The site of the Unity Forest
École Raymond Van Belle, one of the schools involved in the project

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